Warner Bros. producer Peter Safran said that Amber Heard will not be cut from the Aquaman sequel based on "pure fan pressure".
Warner Bros. is holding on tightly to their decision to keep Amber Heard in the Aquaman 2 lineup despite pressure from Johnny Depp fans.
Peter Safran, a Warner Bros. producer who worked on projects such as The Suicide Squad and Shazam! recently spoke on Deadline's Hero Nation podcast. He said:
I don't think that we're ever going to react to, honestly, pure fan pressure. You gotta do what you feel is best for the movie. We felt that if it's James Wan and Jason Momoa, it should be Amber Heard. That's really what it was.
He went on to say:
Listen, one is not unaware of what is going on in the Twitter-verse, but that doesn't mean you have to react to it or take it as gospel or accede to their wishes. You have to do what you feel is right for the film, and that's really where we landed on it.
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp had a very messy divorce back in 2016. Heard accused Johnny Depp of abuse but after an investigation by Los Angeles police it was found that Depp was "innocent."
Depp then filed a defamation lawsuit against Heard after she wrote an op-ed story in The Washington Post in 2018 claiming to be a domestic abuse victim.
Heard then countersued and the lawsuit is still ongoing.
Depp also famously lost his libel suit against the British newspaper The Sun. The publication made Depp out to be an abuser.
Depp has since stepped down from his role as Grindelwald and many are asking Warner Bros. to remove Amber Heard from the Aquaman sequel.
However, the pressure from the fans didn't seem to stop Heard from keeping her role in the film as she is expected to return as Mera in Aquaman: The Lost Kingdom.